Land of the Northern Lights – 5 days

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5 days
Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Min Age : 15+

Go in search of the Northern Lights on our best selling Iceland tour. Departing from October to early April when the Northern Lights are at their best. As well as looking for the aurora borealis, you’ll explore waterfalls, get up close with explosive geysers, meet Icelandic horses, dip in the Blue Lagoon and lots more!

Price is based per adult in a twin share room*. Single supplement options available.

Pre and post accommodation options are also available.

Land of the Northern Lights
Iceland (2)

 

Highlights

  • Reykjavik: Capital of Iceland
  • Blue Lagoon: Relaxing in a natural geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field.
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier: Home to the famous eruption of April 2010 that halted international air travel for a week
  • Golden Circle: Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reykjanes Peninsula: Hot springs, mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and fishing villages
  • Hella: Icelandic countryside for Northern Lights hunting
  • Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Arrival and Departure Transfer with FlyBus from Keflavik Airport
  • Transportation in heated coaches with free Wi-Fi on board
  • Entrance into Skogar folk museum and turf houses
  • Northern Lights programme during 2 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film and guided searches for the Northern Lights and midnight refreshments
  • This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The sightseeing group may vary in size from 10 – 40 persons.
  • 4 nights simple hotel and Cottage Accommodation
  • Services of an English Speaking Icelandic Guide
  • Entrance with towel into the Blue Lagoon
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
  • Use of winter and Northern lights explorer equipment simple non-slip snow and ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flash light that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating a photo camera at night

Departure Dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik
Reykjavik. Welcome to Iceland and the start of your Northern Lights adventure! Your transfer to your accommodation is by Flybus shuttle. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2: Blue Lagoon
Reykjavik – Reykjanes Peninsula – Blue Lagoon – Hella. This morning you meet your tour guide who shows the group some of the highlights of Iceland’s capital. Then we head out to the Reykjanes peninsula famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains, bird cliffs, light houses and quaint fishing villages. Later on we get to relax in the warm blue waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. This evening, we hear all about the Northern Lights and once darkness falls we head out in the garden and wait for this beautiful natural phenomena to appear.
Overnight: Hella  |  Breakfast

Day 3: Glaciers & Waterfalls

Hella – Eyjafjallajokull – Skogafoss – Black Lava Beach – Hella. Today we travel along the South coast and visit the active volcano that is beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. We travel on to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which plunges down from the mountain, and then visit the Skógar folk museum, which contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts. Nearby is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country; the 60-meter high Skógafoss waterfall.
This afternoon there is the option to take a glacier hike on the Solheimajokull glacier and explore a wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses on the breath-taking glacier. Please see the trip notes for more details. For those that do not go on the glacier hike, the tour continues further south where you can stroll on the black lava beach to see the amazing bird cliffs at Reynisfjara near Vík.
This evening we have another presentation about the Northern Lights and if the night is clear, we might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns and sizes. The grounds of Arhus cottages are very large and dark offering you a great location for Northern Lights searching if the weather conditions are right.
Overnight: Hella  |  Breakfast

 

Day 4: Golden Circle

Hella – Golden Circle – Reykjavik. This morning we learn about the indigenous Icelandic horse and its history and special qualities. We also visit a geothermal greenhouse seeing steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as you arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur “the Churn” which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals.
Continuing on to Gullfoss “the golden falls”, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvita River. Next we travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to Reykjavik for one night. An optional Northern Lights evening cruise can be booked on the spot, if the weather conditions are ideal.
Overnight: Reykjavik  |  Breakfast

Day 5: Reykjavik

Today our Northern Lights Icelandic experience comes to an end with included FlyBus transfer to Keflavik Airport.
Breakfast

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Terms and conditions
The prices are intended as a guide only. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates. Prices are in New Zealand Dollars and are per person twin share, unless otherwise specified. (On the Go)
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